2024-2025 Season

Milo Imagines the WorldOpens Oct. 12, 2024 | Ages 6 & Up
The Beatrix Potter Holiday PartyOpens Nov. 23, 2024 | Up to Age 8
Manual Cinema’s The Magic CityOpens Jan.25, 2025 | Ages 7 & Up
Go Dog Go! Ve Perro ¡Ve!Opens Mar. 15, 2025 | All Ages

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Join us for Chicago Children’s Theatre 2024-2025 Season, featuring 2 World Premiere musicals and 2 family favorites!

MILO IMAGINES THE WORLD
 A WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL
OPENS OCT. 12, 2024 | IDEAL FOR AGES 7 & UP

Adapted for the stage by Terry Guest, with music by Christian Albright and Christian Magby

Based on the book “Milo Imagines the World” by Newbery-winning children’s author Matt de la Peña and illustrator Christian Robinson

Directed by Mikael Burke

MILO IMAGINES THE WORLD is an urban tale about a young boy who uses his imagination to prove that you can’t really know anyone’s story just by looking at them. Audiences will join Milo on a long subway ride with his big sister, where, to pass the time, he imagines the lives of the other passengers as his colorful illustrations spring to life.

THE BEATRIX POTTER HOLIDAY PARTY
OPENS NOV. 23, 2024 | IDEAL FOR AGES UP TO 8

Based on the stories by Beatrix Potter

Created by Will Bishop, Lara Carling, Kay Kron, Grace Needlman and Ray Rehberg

Directed by Will Bishop

Four adorable Beatrix Potter favorites come to life in this mesmerizing, interactive trunk and puppet show, complete with original music. Storytellers weave Potter’s classic narration with gentle interactive moments, recruiting young watchers to join the adventure. After the show, head to the lobby to play with the puppets, take pictures with the cast, and join fellow Chicago families for a communal holiday party featuring a festive spread of holiday treats!

Our stories this year are The Tale of Tom KittenThe Tailor of Gloucester, The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher and The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

MANUAL CINEMA’S THE MAGIC CITY
OPENS JAN. 25, 2025 | IDEAL FOR AGES 7 & UP

Loosely adapted from the novel “The Magic City” by Edith Nesbit

Manual Cinema’s first all-ages show introduces Philomena and her big sister Helen, who love building miniature cities out of books, toys and household objects. Until Helen starts seeing a new boyfriend, Brandon, that is. Even worse, she’s expected to make friends with Brandon’s son, Lucas, the most annoying boy in the world. So Philomena retreats into building the biggest tiny city ever: a magic city only for her. Then, one night, Philomena’s city of found objects comes to life, and she finds herself trapped inside. Will Philomena find her way out—and will she let her new family in?

Brought to life through Manual Cinema’s magical fusion of actors, puppets, miniatures, and live music, THE MAGIC CITY encourages kids to build bridges rather than walls.

GO DOG GO! • VE PERRO ¡VE!
A WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL
OPENS MAR. 15, 2025 | IDEAL FOR ALL AGES

Adapted for the stage by Steven Dietz and Allison Gregory, with compositions by Michael Koerner and Spanish translations by Ana Maria Campoy

Based on the classic book “Go Dog Go!” by P.D. Eastman

Directed by Steven Dietz

Come along with these delightful dogs as they drive, swim, play baseball and make their way to the big dog party — all in a lively blend of English and Spanish. Like a pop-up book that comes to life, GO DOG GO! • VE PERRO ¡VE! is a heart-warming spectacle of music, color, language and delight, appealing to all ages.

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These productions are suitable for all ages – toddlers, children, and teens, but best suited for certain ages as indicated. However, you know your kids best! We trust your discretion while attending Chicago Children’s Theatre shows.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns to communications@chicagochildrenstheatre.org